Archive for January, 2020

sylvia-morris: A little process for my cover. Write up on the…

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

sylvia-morris:

A little process for my cover. Write up on the blog.

The deadeyes on the shrouds make me so happy.

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sylvia-morris: Fox! Crop of an illustration for a poem by…

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

sylvia-morris:

Fox! 

Crop of an illustration for a poem by Janeen Brian, in The School Magazine (Touchdown, March 2020).

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libelluleworld: Photo by Libelluleword @sylvia-morris 🙂

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

libelluleworld:

Photo by Libelluleword

@sylvia-morris 🙂

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It’s the opposite hillside, about a mile and a half away. I wanted to show you the context, so I…

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

It’s the opposite hillside, about a mile and a half away. I wanted to show you the context, so I went to Google Street View (naturally). Here’s where I parked for my last-ditch attempt to see a condor:

Just for funsies, though, let’s pan around and look down the road in the Street View image from that spot:

Huh. There’s a dark speck in the sky up there.

The Street View car was driving in that direction; let’s continue down the road and see if we can get a better view:

It’s a big soaring bird. It’s not a Red-tail, not a TUVU, doesn’t look right for an eagle… At this point just by the process of elimination there aren’t many choices left.

Well okay then. That flight silhouette pretty much nails it.

The Google Street View car drove past a California Condor.

At this point the bird was circling north as the Street View car continued south. I figured that was probably going to be the best shot, but kept “driving” while following the bird, now behind the car, and wouldn’t you know it, the bird circled back along the road, now following the car:

I think the Street View car slowed down, either for the upcoming curve or maybe because they noticed the bird? No way to tell, but check it out:

Even if they weren’t aware of it before, I bet the shadow of a 9-foot wingspan going right past them caught their attention.

If you zoom in you can even see the white wing linings:

I vaguely remembered hearing about Street View birders, so I googled and found an article where Sarah Toner talked about the FB group where they share sightings. She mentioned that her favorite find was a California Condor, basically right by where she’d seen the bird IRL. I didn’t try to verify because #NeverFacebook, but I have to think this is the bird she was talking about.

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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eternal-pupil:This Vulture was rest this morning at Veteran’s…

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

eternal-pupil:

This Vulture was rest this morning at Veteran’s Park as well, glad I went through this morning.
#eternalpupil #birdwatching #birding #birding #birds_of_ig #birds #birdsofinstagram #nourishyourmind #instadaily #goodvibes #instagood #goodvibes #goodlife #lifeisgood #lifestyle #naturephotography @audubon_fl #nature_perfection #naturelovers #nikon #nikonphoto #nikonnofilter #nikonforever #nikontop #nikonphotography #nikon_photos #nikonambassador #raptors #nikonusa #spiritualman #lawofthemind #vulture #audubonflorida (at War Veterans Memorial Park)
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vivienvalentino: The Loneliness of Science Fiction Interstellar…

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

vivienvalentino:

The Loneliness of Science Fiction

  • Interstellar (2014, dir. Christopher Nolan)
  • The Martian (2015, dir. Ridley Scott)
  • Annihilation (2018, dir. Alex Garland) 
  • Blade Runner 2049 (2017, dir. Denis Villeneuve) 
  • Arrival (2016, dir. Denis Villeneuve)

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ceeyoutea: Oh, no, let’s not. Well, he’s so… I’d rather not,…

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

ceeyoutea:

Oh, no, let’s not. Well, he’s so… I’d rather not, he’s so… he’s so… 

So what? 

So rich.

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normal-horoscopes: normal-horoscopes: normal-horoscopes: normal-horoscopes: normal-horoscopes: no…

Monday, January 20th, 2020

normal-horoscopes:

normal-horoscopes:

normal-horoscopes:

normal-horoscopes:

normal-horoscopes:

normal-horoscopes:

normal-horoscopes:

I just finished LOTR

Men of Rohan: The glories of war are only a means to an end. All I desire is the saftey of my people and peace for my country.

Eowyn: I want to murder orcs so badly it is making me physically ill.

Eowyn, while holding Faramir’s hand and making eye contact with him: I am in love with a noble, strong, wise, but most of all kind man.

Faramir, nodding: Who wouldnt fall in love with Aragorn.

Also, this isnt like a fun headcannon this is damn near a quotation. Eowyn was literally holding the dudes hands and staring into his eyes professing her love and the dumbass thought she was talking about Aragorn. He responded along the lines of “But Aragorn wont be back from the black gate for like a week, so in the meantime its nice to hang out and just look at how pretty you are”

I know its a meme but they really are the epitome of “Couple that shares one collective brain cell”

Glaladriel: Aragorn why are there orcs in lothlorien who have you brought me this time I swear to god if you keep dragging trouble in- *she turns and sees the four hobbits, dwarf, and baby elf*

Galadriel: Nevermind I love them have some presents. 

Galadriel holding Gimli by the armpits: Babie..

Gandalf: *Accidentally knocks over a glass of milk*

Gandalf: …

Gandalf: Somehow I am certain this is Peregrin Took’s fault.

Hobbit Cop: You leave me no choice but to arrest you

Samwise “Big Dick” Gamgee: Lol do it then

Aragorn: We come to speak on beha-

Sauron’s Emmissary: I am very evil

Aragorn: Okay. Well, we come to nego-

Sauron’s Emmissary: I would totally kick your ass if my boss would let me

Aragorn: Look we-

Sauron’s Emmissary: Im so evil I don’t even have lips anymore

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redlipstickresurrected:Lin Chunyan aka 林春艳 (Chinese, b. 1962,…

Monday, January 20th, 2020

redlipstickresurrected:

Lin Chunyan aka 林春艳 (Chinese, b. 1962, Beijing, China) – Begonia, 2018, Paintings: Oil on Canvas

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placethatechoes: ‘Am I still beautiful in your…

Monday, January 20th, 2020

placethatechoes:

‘Am I still beautiful in your sleep’

photography Chris lindhout

Instagram

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helthehatter: phantomavenger: car-sonofmilos: viperbranium: byebyebriar: The Four Elemental…

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

helthehatter:

phantomavenger:

car-sonofmilos:

viperbranium:

byebyebriar:

The Four Elemental Power Walks

Water:

Earth: 

Fire:

 Air: 

my favorite thing about this is that each of them is walking in a different direction, it’s like these girls are off to conquer the entire goddamn world

They’re gonna meet in the middle

In the middle they will find the avatar, master of all elements and the force:

I REBLOGGED BEFORE BUT IT GOT BETTER

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ksjanes: When I expect things to become what I want to see, I…

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

ksjanes:

When I expect things to become what I want to see, I miss seeing them.

K.S. Janes

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Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

Sometimes when I’m birdwatching

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Photo

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

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Photo

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

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maureen2musings: Polar stratospheric clouds jan_dancak

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

maureen2musings:

Polar stratospheric clouds

jan_dancak

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softjakeperalta:The ’Schitt’s Creek’ Cast Talks Hollywood Horror…

Friday, January 17th, 2020

softjakeperalta:

The Schitts Creek Cast Talks Hollywood Horror Stories and Retro Hairstyles

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dendroica: Common Loon (via USFWS Midwest Region) Photo by…

Friday, January 17th, 2020

dendroica:

Common Loon (via
USFWS Midwest Region)

Photo by Grayson Smith/USFWS.

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